US generals did not invite China to a meeting last week attended by 91 countries and aimed at boosting cooperation in the US-declared global war on terrorism, the military said. China borders several hot spots, including Afghanistan and Pakistan, and
A Congress-mandated commission urged the American government to take "aggressive action" against Saudi Arabia for alleged religious freedom violations and warned that religious rights were under threat in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. C
Vice President Dick Cheney accused Russia of cracking down on religious and political rights and using its energy reserves as "tools of intimidation or blackmail." It was a hard slap at Vladimir Putin as the US seeks Russia's cooperatio
Speaking [Monday] at the San Alberto gas field in the south-east of the country, he ordered the military, including "battalions of engineers", to take immediate control of energy fields.
Supporting the early passage of the Indo-US nuclear deal in Congress, the Bush Adminstration has said that New Delhi must be prepared to accept "amendments" to the agreement.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn has accused the United States of launching a military campaign to encircle Russia
EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson's office said the new measures were justified because US government payments [of taxpayer money] to American companies are scheduled to continue for two more years despite the disputed trade law being
"Overthrow" is the history of forcible regime changes by the US over the past 110 years, starting with the undermining of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, passing through Cuba (1898), the Philippines (1898), Iran (1953), Guatemala (1954) and
As Ottawa prepares to renew NORAD agreement, a bi-national panel suggests nothing less than the complete integration of Canada's military, security and foreign policy into the decision-making and operating systems of the U.S., writes Michael Byer
Stephen Harper's government has quietly committed Canada to "indefinite" participation in NORAD and agreed to give the military alliance new responsibilities to watch for a terror attack by sea. Fresh off his softwood lumber truce, H
Chomsky explains that US has characteristics of a "failed state."
Five members of Congress were jailed on charges of disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly, after protesting outside the Sudanese Embassy over atrocities in the embattled Darfur region.
The issue is not who serves as Secretary of Defense, the issue is how, when, and why the United States uses military force. It makes no sense simply to replace Mr. Rumsfeld with someone else who holds the same view, namely that it’s the job of Ameri
A federal appeals court said Friday it is powerless to grant compensation to people forced from their homes on Indian Ocean islands because of the U.S. military base at Diego Garcia.
Russia must stop any arms deals with Iran and other nations must bar the sale of dual-use technologies to Tehran to put pressure on Iran to abandon its nuclear program. Planned sale to Iran of Tor tactical surface-to-air missiles. Moscow and Tehran s
President Bush and Chinese President Hu Jintao agreed to cooperate more closely on trade and nuclear tensions over Iran and North Korea but failed to break new ground toward resolving a host of differences. Their meeting was marred by a protest. B
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Wednesday again raised the specter of U.S. designs to oust him and promised that his government will blow up his country's oil fields if the United States should ever attack.
Although the US is resisting pressure to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions through direct talks with Tehran, rather than sanctions or military strikes, it still intends to meet senior Iranian officials for discussions on Iraq at which it will de
China's President Hu Jintao will press U.S. President George W. Bush to reiterate opposition to any move toward independence by Taiwan when they meet in Washington later this week, analysts said.
The Department of Defense has officially notified Congress that the demilitarization of chemical weapons stored at sites around the country will not be completed in time to comply with either the 2007 deadline or the 5-year extension provided under t
"When a people masters nuclear technology and nuclear fuel, nothing can be done against them," said an Iranian general, Hassan Firouzabadi. "The West can do nothing and is obliged to extend to us the hand of friendship."
New rules, extra inspections and the threat of a 3,500-percent fee hike hang like an ax over the shipment of tons of Canadian waste to dumping grounds in Michigan, raising fears of a ban or a possible trade war. The City of Toronto has been shippi
North Korea is believed to possess as many as 6 nuclear weapons, a former chief of the U.S. military in South Korea has said. North Korea had up to 6 nuclear weapons in 1994 when it agreed to freeze all related programs, but the number is likely to h
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran on Thursday the "international community is united" in the dispute over its nuclear program, but a Tehran envoy defiantly rejected a UN call to re-impose a freeze on uranium enrichment.
The Prime Minister did not always agree with the Americans and they could be “difficult friends”. The danger was not that the Americans were too involved in international affairs. The danger was that they might decide to disengage.
The disastrous foreign policies of the US have left it more isolated than ever, and China is standing by to take over. 'Our power, then, has the grave liability of rendering our theories about the world immune from failure. But by becoming deaf t
In the evolving debate on reforms, Arab intellectuals and common people continue to emphasize the need for culture- and region-specific democratic reforms in the Middle East, and strongly oppose the imposition of Western models.
The US will intervene to capture 50 Colombian rebel leaders it has indicted on drug trafficking charges if the Colombian government requests it, the top US anti-drug official for Latin America said. "The US will use all means necessary to bring
2 days after the coup d'etat that brought a brutal military junta to power in Argentina, then US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "encourage" the new regime by providing financial support, according to classified transcript
The United States has informally asked Japan to suspend its plans to develop an Iranian oil field. Resource-poor Japan has been planning to develop Iran's Azadegan oil field, estimated to hold the world's second-biggest single oil reserve, de